“The Eye of Control is an interesting espionage novel set in World War II. What makes this story great it that it makes sense historically and could have taken place in 1940s London as it was thought that intelligence was the key to victory.” https://walkerputsche.wordpress.com/
In summary, “The Eye of Control” is an exceptionally well written espionage thriller with a number of un-predictable twist and turns that will leave the reader turning those pages well in to the night to discover what happens to these wonderfully strong, well-developed and likable characters.
Disclosure: I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
My Ranking: 5 Stars
An exceptionally well written espionage thriller!
In Manning Wolfe’s debut novel a tough female business attorney, Merit Bridges goes after a corrupt organisation (Nixon Outdoor Advertising) and a notorious leasing agent (Boots King) who are threatening one of her clients in a property dispute.
The story starts with a bang as one of Merits client’s burns down a billboard in a neighbouring property dispute and unintentionally kills a homeless guy as the fire spreads, resulting in manslaughter. Merit Bridges and her team fight against the clock to collect enough evidence against Nixon Outdoor Advertising, who sell billboards, but are hiding the legal clauses that will affect ownership.
Boots King, a hired gun is sent into stop Merit and her team in their tracks and won’t stop until his mission is completed, all of which results in a major legal battle that puts Merits life in severe danger.
If you are a fan of legal thrillers that feature a strong-willed and smart female heroine who fights for justice and the underdog, then I highly recommend you read this book.
My Ranking: 4.5 Stars
“George Saoulidis Nanodaemons is a remarkably cultivated novel… his pacing is brisk, his scientific reckoning well-informed and plausible and his characterisation nothing short of outstanding.” https://walkerputsche.wordpress.com/
In the opening chapters the reader is introduced to a number of daemons who are trying to find their way around their Users newly fitted prosthetic arm after a construction accident. The User is a likable hero called Leo, who loves dogs and is framed for murder.
Basically, without giving too much of the plot away the humorous daemons who fight among each other try to help Leo overcome the opposition.
Nanodaemons is a fast-paced, action-packed thriller that is loaded with laugh-out-loud cyber dialogue, along with an interesting tale of redemption and I would highly recommend it to all cyberpunk fans out there who have a good sense of humour.
My Ranking: 4.5 Stars
“The Theseus Paradox is a stunning début novel, intelligent and fluently written with an exciting plot. I simply couldn’t put it down in fear I would miss something crucial.”
“Matt Abraham has written a unique suspense thriller that’s filled with superheroes, super villains, murder and deceit and follows an unlikely hero who will do his best to save the day, no matter if it costs him his life!”
The story starts when Dane Curse (A former black cape, turned PI) is asked to help find and undercover the mysterious death of Gold Coast City’s protector and the world’s mightiest hero, Pinnacle. Dane is hired by a firm called, The Sindicate (black cape mafia) who offers ten million dollars to the first investigator who finds the killer. With the odds stacked against him and fierce competition from three of the top investigators, Dane must fight against the clock to bring the perpetrator, or perpetrators to justice in a game where the stakes are high and several corrupt organizations, who want to rule Gold Coast, as well as the white and black capes fighting each other across the planet to eliminate one another. But as the body count rises, and a number of red herrings cause Dane to become implicated and framed as a suspect, he must fight to save his salvation, as well as serve the justice that’s needed to save a city that’s on the brink of civil war. The biggest question is will Danes invulnerability and super strength be enough to conquer three most powerful people in the world?
Dane Curse is a wonderfully crafted story, with colorful characters, an action packed plot that’s loaded with many unpredictable twists-and-turns. I was pretty much hooked from the start and look forward to reading more books in this planned series. I expect an exciting epic to be awaiting this credible hero.
My Ranking: 5 Stars
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Pilgrim is a revolutionary Interplanetary Exploration probe that will be sent to a newly discovered planet in our solar system. Its mission is to seek out extraterrestrial life. However, after a few minutes after launch Pilgrim malfunctions and crashes down to earth as several members of the military beforehand have altered the probes mission. 10 hours in to its original mission Pilgrim carries on with its tasks to explore the planet’s surface, navigating through any terrain, cutting through any obstacle that gets in its way and most importantly trying to seek out new life, while simultaneously eradicating all life forms by dissecting them, breaking them down to atoms so it can transmit the data back to earth.
Catherine Tennison who is a planetary scientist that helped design and program Pilgrim unexpectedly loses her fiancée Chad, as Pilgrim kills him in cold blood before the launch. Catherine is unaware of the militaries secretive security device that they have installed into Pilgrim and goes in pursuit of Pilgrim along with Walt Macken, to try and stop it however, the tables soon turn as they soon become the hunted.
The military can’t shut Pilgrim down; they can’t bomb it, or even get near it in its wake of mass destruction, despite their best efforts. Catherine soon teams up with the military against her better judgement to check if there is a flaw in its design, or a glitch in its programming to save the world as she knows it from Armageddon. The biggest question is will she succeed, or will it be end of humanity as we know it?
Highly recommended reading for Sci-Fi fans. This author is clearly one to watch out for in the future and I look forward to reading more of his work. I would have personally like to have seen more character development with Catherine and Walt to add more substance to their desperate plight and hope in the next instalment this small issue will be addressed.
My Ranking: 4 Stars
To the gallows is set in the 19th century in the untamed frontiers in Western American. Cole Winters is an African-American cowboy and also a U.S. Marshall. When Cole discovers his brother in law, Joseph Two Guns is a wanted man for a crime he swears he did not commit. Cole goes on a deadly mission to rescue Joseph from becoming another innocent victim of a lynch mob who wants to take the law in to their own hands and exercise their own type of rough justice. Cole manages to rescue Joseph in time from a one manned jail along with a woman called Jessie who is also being accused of a murder she did not commit before Fournier and his two Indian trackers catch up with them.
Fournier’s posse of five go in search for Joseph picking up more pawns on the way to help them with their search.
As the story unfolds Jessie discovers her sister, Kaye has been taken by Sheriff Brood and his men against her will. Cole and Joseph go on a rescue attempt to save Kaye and manage to rescue her from Sheriff Brood by winning a gamble where Joseph must fight to his death with Sheriff Brood’s best boxer.
Jesse discovers Coles secret, a deep secret he hasn’t shared with Joseph yet, that the men who are tracking Joseph down are hired by the same man who killed Coles wife and son and they will stop at nothing as Cole went on to kill the men who killed his family in revenge and he now has a bounty of 8,000 dollars resting on his head. Cole conducts a plan to get Joseph and the girls to safety by handing himself over to Fournier in the hope it will give them enough time to escape and this is when the real showdown begins with Fournier and his ever-growing new recruits who are thirsty for the bounty on both brothers’ heads. Will Fournier’s posse of thirty men succeed in their mission? Or have they underestimated the sheer force of the two brothers’ in all out shoot out?
G.S. Luckett manages to successfully combine a number of distinctive characteristics such as, a sense of time, place and setting in a time where law and order often caused conflict and unrest between the settlers and the Indians. The reader is taken on a breathtaking journey back to an unforgettable time in history. Not only this but this story is action-packed from the beginning to the end with an unpredictable number of twists and turns that sets the stage for more instalments in which I impatiently await.
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Not for the faint-hearted, The Surgeon’s Son is an aptly-named horror yarn guaranteed to keep you turning pages well into the night.
After four young ladies mysteriously vanish and one is found alive with gruesome wounds, it’s obvious a serial killer’s on the loose. Enter Detective Inspector Marty Bride and team who embark on a thrilling manhunt as they chase their target, a real nutcase who delights in leaving tantalizing clues as to his identity.
The storyline and accompanying tension build beautifully, aided in no small way by crisp narrative and clever dialogue. Highly recommended for lovers of the genre!